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  1. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Anger as hit man for drug lord Pablo Escobar freed from a Colombian jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Protests as Escobar hit man freed A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, ... The slaying of the cartel-fighting politician Luis Carlos Galan during the 1990 presidential campaign he was heavily favoured to win marked the apex of drug violence that engulfed Colombia two decades ...

  2. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombia's last big drug lord extradited to US

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bogota, Colombia Last major drug lord extradited to US The last of the major Colombian drug lords- Daniel "El Loco" Barrera- has been extradited ... of powerful and violent drug lords like the Medellin cartel's notorious Pablo Escobar, officials said. "This is the end of the last big capo of the 1980s," General Jose Roberto Leon, ...

  3. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombian shaman denies blame for Briton’s death after drug ritual

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bogota Shaman denies blame for Briton's death in drug ritual A Colombian shaman is showing no remorse and taking no responsibility for the death of a British teenager who drank a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual. Guillermo Mavisoy says it's common to vomit and become ill while consuming the herbal concoction called yage. But he says he's ...

  4. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombian drug boss turns himself in to US officials

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:31pm by Reuters in Bogota

    ... Reuters in Bogota Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Luis Enrique Calle has surrendered to US drug enforcement officials in Panama, Colombia’s defence minister said on Thursday. “These ... to the United States annually. High-ranking Colombian police officials said several drug traffickers in the Andean country are in talks to turn themselves in to US Drug Enforcement Administration ...

  5. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Top Colombian drug lord captured in Venezuela

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 02:30pm by Reuters in Bogota

    ... Reuters in Bogota One of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers was captured in neighbouring Venezuela on Tuesday with the help of Caracas as well as British and US intelligence agencies, ... arresting 36 members of his gang and seizing five tonnes of the drug and 21 aircraft. “Crazy Barrera has been perhaps the most wanted kingpin in recent times,” Santos said. “He has dedicated 20 ...

  6. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Starbucks to sell only home-grown coffee to Colombians

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to open up in Colombia," said Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz, adding that he hoped to open at least six stores in the first year. A military crackdown on drug-funded insurgent ...

  7. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombia to hold peace talks with FARC

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 09:24am by Reuters in Bogota

    ... to end the bloodshed. Santos, 61, who is at the mid-point of a four-year term, had repeatedly said he would consider talks with the FARC only if he was certain the drug-funded group would ... “We have to take the dream of living in peace and make it a reality.” Established almost five decades ago as a communist-inspired peasant army, which later came to depend on drug ...

  8. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Ex-hostage of Colombian rebels sceptical peace talks will bear fruit

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... increasingly turned to drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping to fund itself. Gonsalves fell into Farc's hands on February 13, 2003, when he and four crewmates were on a military surveillance ...

  9. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombian president to have surgery for prostate cancer

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 01:10pm by Reuters in Bogota

    ... the last few years as a US-backed military offensive against drug traffickers and Farc rebels improved business confidence. Santos, who as Uribe’s defence minister dealt some of the harshest blows ...

  10. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Farc rebel chief confirms Colombia peace talks

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 02:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Bogota

    ... would begin in October, first in Norway and then continuing in Cuba. The discussions would likely address issues such as distributing land to peasant farmers, rebels’ links to drug trafficking ...



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